By AM Staff
Published on August 21, 2020, Updated on August 21, 2020
Thiago Messi Roccuzzo-Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo's Son
Grab all the details on Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo’s son Thiago Messi Roccuzzo!
Imagine being the son of one of the greatest football players. While it might be a dream to many football die-hard fans, Thiago Messi Roccuzzo could not have more popular parents as he is the son of the world-renowned football player Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo. She is a model and an influencer. His father is popular for playing in the club, Barcelona, and winning six Ballon d’Or awards.
Thiago Messi Roccuzzo was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 2012. He celebrates his birthday on November 12, which makes his age 7. He holds Spanish nationality but is eligible to play soccer for either Argentina or Spain. Thiago comes from a mixed ethnicity of Italian and Spanish.
Thiago Messi Roccuzzo is just seven years old and does not have a career at the moment. However, he does seem to have a football interest, and Messi has shared that he has been criticized by his son several times. On the other hand, his father had started his career at age 17, making debut against RCD Espanyol and became the third-youngest person to play on FC Barcelona. Messi was also the youngest player to score for Barcelona. In 2006, Thiago’s father also became the youngest Argentine to play and score in the FIFA World Cup.
Likewise, he was one of the first players since Ivan Zamorano to score a hat trick against Real Madrid in El Clasico in 2006-2007 season. He had won his first Ballon d’Or in 2009 at age 22 and went on to win three more in a row each year. Besides, he also earned an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2012, he set the highest record for most goals for La Liga and Europe in a single season.
On the other hand, Thiago Messi Roccuzzo’s mother was initially trained to be a dentist at university but later switched to social communication. In 2016, Antonella announced that she signed a modeling contract with the Argentine label Ricky Sarkany.
Thiago Messi Roccuzzo is yet to set up social media accounts for himself. However, it has not stopped is fans to dedicate an account for the adorable eldest son of Messi. Nonetheless, his father, Messi, has 154 million followers on Instagram and 470k followers on Twitter. Besides, his mother, Antonella Roccuzzo, has over 12.6 million followers on her Instagram.
Thiago Messi Roccuzzo does not have a career and no earnings. However, his father has accumulated a huge sum of money from his career in football. As of 2020, Thiago Messi Roccuzzo’s father, Messi, has a net worth of $400 million. He is the highest-paid soccer player in the world and has an annual salary of $80 million and an additional $40 million form endorsement. Messi has a lifetime endorsement deal with Adidas. Moreover, Thiago Messi Roccuzzo’s mother, Antonella Roccuzo, holds a net worth of $20 million.
As a seven-year-old, Thiago Messi Roccuzzo does not have a romantic relationship with anyone. However, his parents hold a long history together. Messi and Antonella Roccuzo had known each other when they were five years of age, as Antonella was the cousin of Messi’s best friend, Lucas Scaglia. After keeping their relationship private, Messi confirmed the relationship in an interview in January of 2009, and the couple went public a month later at a carnival in Sitges after the Barcelona-Espanyol derby. Besides, Messi shared that their bond became stronger in 2007 when Messi flew back to comfort Antonella, who had lost her friend.
The couple had tied the knot on June 30 at a luxury hotel named Hotel City Center in Rosario in Argentina. The party was billed as Argentina’s ‘wedding of the century’ with 260 guests. The guests had their phone banned while the staff was sworn to secrecy. Likewise, over 450 police officers were brought in to manage the situation.
Thiago Messi Roccuzzo is the eldest son of Lionel Messi.
He has two younger brothers, Ciro Messi Roccuzzo, who was born in 2015, and Mateo Messi Roccuzzo, who was born in 2018.
(References from celebrity networth, and the sun)